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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
25cl bottle served in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown liquid with a beige head. A little underwhelming after reading previous write-ups. The level of spice was less than I expected and had my expectations not been raised quite so high would score higher. Nothing to suggest this is a Christmas beer but nevertheless a well balanced and accomplished Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pretty subtle stuff in a great way. Nose is there, but a little subdued. Dark fruit and a little sugar. Appearance is grand, clear, dark, reddish, fine head, that stays, nice lacing and retention. Taste is a bit sweet at 1st with the candied sugar and dark fruit, then dries out nicely. Nice mouthfeel, solid and substantial as it warms. Nice fine carbonation feel, a well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
Almost clear amber red brown appearance with good head. Caramel, dates, raisin aroma, sweet with a hint of sourness. Great abbey dubbel style beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. As of this moment, this is the tenth most rated beer I have not yet rated. Pours a slightly hazy rust color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar, candied fruits. The taste is brown sugar, plum, dark fruits, mild spice and apple skins. Medium bodied, slight warmth, low carbnation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firefly54 (228) - - JAN 14, 2014
Ruby red colour with a large slight off white head. Aroma - red fruits, nuts, spice, cinnamon, caramel. Taste - raisin, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange peel, stewed fruit. Sweet but not sickly. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
De olor a pasas, frutos rojos y secos, alcohol. Muy seca, si es que algo mojado es seco, aunque luego llena la boca y deja regusto dulce, entra mejor de lo que parece, algo licorizada, textura suave. Especiada

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a fluufy beige head. Aroma is caramel, plums, raisins, yeast. Sweet and fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle @ unibaren. Dark brown, big tan head with great lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, spices, slightly hop notes. Taste, malty, caramel, brown sugar, oranges, spicy. Oily mouth feel. Malty aftertaste, with brown sugar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (578) - NORWAY - JAN 7, 2014
Mørk brun med høyt krem/lys beige farget skum. Lukter malt og noe karamell. God fylde og sødme i smaken. Medium bitter i ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - JAN 5, 2014
Mørk brun farge med et tynt kremhvitt skumlag som henger på glasset. Lukter malt, alkohol og krydder. Medium kullsyre. Litt lite "julesmak", men god bitterhet i begynnelsen og sødme i ettersmaken.

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